The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Samoa (Propeller), U145229, 17 Apr 1908


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A BIG BOAT OF HER DAY.
      The steamer SAMOA, which has been sold by the United States Marshal at Detroit, was well known in Buffalo. The vessel was launched by the Detroit Drydock Company for William Livingstone, being known as the T. W. PALMER. She was regarded as one of the largest vessels on the lakes and on her first trip to Buffalo brought 50,000 bushels of wheat. When the second steamer PALMER was built the old PALMER was purchased by Buffalo parties with the stipulation that the name be changed.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, April 18, 1908


Steam screw SAMOA.* U.S. No. 145229. Of 1,096.00 tons gross; 836.56 tons net. Built 1880 at Detroit, Mich. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 205.5 x 34.5 x 17.7 of 900 horse power [nominal].
* formerly steam screw THOMAS W. PALMER.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889
     


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vessel sale
Date of Original:
1908
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McN.E.7424
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Samoa (Propeller), U145229, 17 Apr 1908